Drip Irrigation systems save water by controlling a slow drip to the roots of the plants. Pipes can be either above surface or buried below the soil to target the root zone and minimize evaporation. When partnered with smart irrigation technologies, drip irrigation helps maximize water resources more efficiently. Keep in mind that roots follow water. if you are watering only the top 3-4 inches, your trees and shrubs are going to grow shallow roots which could lead to problems during periods of prolonged drought and high winds.
Why use a drip system to water the plants in your landscape?
Helps to save water by reducing water loss due to surface evaporation and run-off.
Saves water by applying water directly to the plants root zone and not to the surrounding area.
Drip irrigation allows you to provide the correct amount of water based on the current climatic conditions.
Drip emitters allow moisture levels to be kept at an optimal range allowing plant productivity and quality to improve.
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (2022, June 3). Tip of the Week: Use a drip system to water the plants in your landscape. https://www.alcc.com/tip-of-the-week-email